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Re: Status of circulars dependencies in unstable

Le Tuesday 6 September 2011 08:36:15, Russ Allbery a écrit :
> The problem is that perl and perl-modules really are one package that was
> split apart solely to get the (large) architecture-independent parts into
> an arch: all package.

Then, may be, we should flag them accordingly. Let's imagine a new flag which 
tags perl-modules as a "remora" (*) package. 

As such perl-modules would need to be always installed (or removed) together 
with perl (with the same version). And the dependency resolver algorithm would 
handle only one package (perl) internally.

On the downside, we'd need yet another flag in debian/control.

Thoughts ?


(*) A remora is a fish that attach itself to bigger fishes to travel

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